Vitamin D is critical for good health but too many people simply don't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin." It’s not easy to get most of the year, and it’s not in too many foods. Are supplements the answer? Here’s the lowdown on this critical, all-too-often deficient vitamin. And here are three ways you can get enough of it.... Read More
Are Digestive Enzymes Right For You?
You may be taking (or considering taking) a digestive enzyme supplement. But, how do you know which one (if any) is right for you? Because there are just SO many enzymes out there, here's a break down of the most common enzymes, what they do, and what you NEED to know about them. Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements, and not all of them are created equal.... Read More
Is It Better to Eat My Food Raw?
Have you heard the recommendation to eat certain foods (or all foods) raw? Do you already eat a variety of healthy foods, and want to know how to get the most vitamins and minerals out of them? You’re probably not surprised that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to maximizing the vitamins and minerals your body absorbs from foods. Let me go over which types of foods are best eaten raw and which ones are best eaten cooked to maximize their nutritional benefit.... Read More
Do You Have Food Intolerance Symptoms?
Do you have symptoms that don’t seem to go away? I'm not talking about only digestive symptoms but any random aches, pains, or discomforts. One of the trickiest things to figure out is whether a random symptom could be due to a food intolerance. That's because symptoms can be delayed or ongoing and may not resemble a gastrointestinal symptom at all.... Read More
3 Tips to Avoid Overeating at Mealtime
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry side. I'm talking about overeating at meals. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well-being. Of course our body needs fuel, and so we feed ourselves with some amazing, healthy foods. But still, no matter how healthy the food, we may overeat. In this post, I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine, you've got one up on the overeating cravings.... Read More